Wood Atlas - Xylarium
Black Locust Burl
lat. Robinia pseudoacacia
The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a native North American species which got its botanical name from Jean Robin, court gardener to French Kings Henry III, Henry IV, and Louis XIII, who introduced the species to Europe. The black locust can reach heights of up to 100 feet.
The wood is very hard, yet flexible, weather-resistant, and durable. It was once commonly used in shipbuilding and furniture making, as railroad ties, as supports for mine tunnels, and in bow making. The burl incredibly dense and textured and makes for a subtle eyecatcher.
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